Rain - Madonna - Erotica (CD, Album)

Rain - Madonna - Erotica (CD, Album)

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Deeper And Deeper Remixes. The Immaculate Collection. Express Yourself CDS. Material Girl CDS. Madonna The First Album. The single contained four tracks, those being the radio remix and album version of "Rain," a remix of the Erotica album track "Waiting," and a non-album cut, "Up Down Suite.

Therefore the single version can only be found on the actual CD single. The remix of "Waiting" is a straight-up hip-hop mix featuring a rap courtesy of then House of Pain frontman Everlast. Still, for the die-hard fan and collector, it's a plus to have these mixes of the songs, especially since the "Rain" remix was not issued on her ballads collection.

AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. I remember not being very impressed by it at the time and I still feel the singles were pretty weak for her although strangely I thought 'Bad Girl' was the best of the bunch.

I think it was just one of those occasions where she slipped up a bit in terms of understanding the market, thinking she could push the 'Justify My Love' vibe yet further and that isn't a song that's held up very well in hindsight.

The SEX book may have attracted a lot of attention but ended up overshadowing the album and to me there's always been something deeply unsexy about Madonna, which made her seem to be trying too hard with the hyperbole around this project when really it's not one of her strengths. It's odd when you look back at it that much of the s were actually something of a wilderness era for Madonna between 'Vogue' and 'Frozen'. I quite like Bedtime Stories but after the relative failure of Eroticashe did seem to lose her focus for a few years.

FizzywhigOct 20, As a stan, at the time Madonna definitely lost her "glow" for me between mid 92 until You'll See. On my personal chart, nothing she released made more than 2 weeks at 1 between This Used To be My Playground 5 weeks and You'll See 3 weeks. Thinking about it though, not many artists have had to follow up something like The Immaculate Collection. History is littered with artists who have flopped hard and never recovered after much, much less impressive greatest hits albums.

Hairycubneinzedd and Eric Generic like this. I've played it so much the last few years I know the thing inside out and can't fault anything. Such a brave album in so many respects. P'NutButterOct 20, AndreasUnionJackMix and mcuk like this.

I have to say this is one of my favorite Madonna album! Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Articles Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. My Profile. Erotica received generally favorable reviews from critics, who regarded it as one of Madonna's most adventurous albums and praised her comments on taboos and AIDS.

Commercially, the album was less successful than Madonna's previous albums, peaking at number 2 on the US Billboardbecoming her first studio album not to top the chart since her debut. Internationally, it topped the charts in Australia, Finland, and France, and peaked within the top five of several other countries such as Canada, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

Erotica was later certified double-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America and has sold more than six million copies worldwide. Six singles were released from the album, including the title track and " Deeper and Deeper ", both of which reached the top ten of the US Billboard Hot Overlooked at the time of its release in part due to the backlash surrounding the Sex book, Erotica has been retrospectively considered one of "The Best Albums of the s" by Slant Magazine and one of the most revolutionary albums of all time by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Ten years after signing her first recording contract with Sire RecordsMadonna founded her own multi-media entertainment company, Maverickconsisting of a record company Maverick Recordsa film production company Maverick Filmsand associated music publishing, television broadcasting, book publishing and merchandising divisions.

Madonna said that she envisioned the company as an "artistic think tank" and likened it to a cross between the Bauhausthe innovative German arts institute formed in Weimar inand Andy Warhol 's New York-based Factory of artists and assistants.

She stated: Rain - Madonna - Erotica (CD started as a desire to have more control. There's a group of writers, photographers, directors and editors that I've met along the way in my career who I want to take with me everywhere I go.

I want to incorporate them into my little factory of ideas. I also come in contact with a lot of young talent that I feel entrepreneurial about. Madonna primarily collaborated with Rain - Madonna - Erotica (CD Pettibone for the album. Pettibone first began working with Madonna during the s, providing remixes for several of her singles.

We were listening in my home studio to one of the first songs and I turned to her and Album) 'It's great, but it's no ' Vogue '. She told me that not every song could be 'Vogue' — not every cut could emerge as the top-selling record of all time. She was right, but I pressed my case anyway: "I guess I'm always trying to out-top myself, the next thing should be bigger than the last. She said, "Shep, no matter how fierce something is, you can't ever do the same thing twice.

Having started his career as a remixer, Pettibone built the basic music of the Erotica songs in the style of his remixes for which Madonna wrote the melodies and lyrics. She listened to the songs and liked all of them. Madonna and Pettibone were in the studio for a week and then she would work with Steven Meisel on Sexfor two weeks.

She wanted Erotica to have a raw edge to it, as Rain - Madonna - Erotica (CD it were recorded in an alley in Harlemand not a light glossy production to permeate her sound, according to Pettibone. Pettibone said they tried different bridges and changes, but in the end, Madonna wanted the middle of the song to have a flamenco guitar. They had problems during sequencing and had to repair the songs, taking some time.

Pettibone had to keep things moving as fast as possible as he did not want Madonna to lose interest in the music. However, as Pettibone explained, Madonna's stories directed the creative direction of the songs into deeply personal territory as they were more serious and intense. He further commented that he made a new bass line for the track. When Madonna went to record her vocals for "Goodbye to Innocence", she started singing Little Willie John 's song " Fever " instead of singing the original words.

They decided to record it, as they felt it sounded good. As they did not know the words, Madonna called Seymour Stein from Sire Recordsand within an hour, they had the Peggy Lee version, and the original version of the song. Erotica Album) a concept album about sex and romance, on which she incorporated an alter-ego named Mistress Dita, heavily inspired by actress Dita Parlo.

Starting with Madonna saying "My name is Dita", she invites her lover to be passive, while she tells him to "do as I say" and leads him to explore boundaries between pain and pleasure. It is described as a "sassy, house-style remake" of the pop standard.

At one point, Madonna asks angrily: "Does it make you feel good to see me cry? In "Where Life Begins", Madonna promises to teach "a different kind of kiss" to the listener. In the song, Madonna talks about the pleasures of oral sex and also references safe sex. It talks about a woman who would rather get drunk than end a relationship she is too neurotic to handle.

It opens with the smashing of a glass, and Madonna shouting, "Bitch! The song features clattering programs and icy synth block-chords. The song features a crescendo towards the end. The song was released exclusively on the explicit version of Erotica ; the clean version doesn't have this song. In addition, "Secret Garden" is dedicated to the singer's vagina, "the secret place where she could enjoy herself. Erotica was released on October 20, by Maverick Records. These photographs were taken by Meisel.

In celebration of the release of the book, the store held a Madonna look-alike contest and set up a booth where people could view the book for one dollar a minute, with all of the proceeds going to Lifebeat, the music industry organization founded to help fund AIDS research. The photograph Madonna used was of Joey Buttafuoco. It peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot The song contains a section of a Christian Great Friday hymn that translates "Today, He is held to a cross" while Madonna repeatedly chants over Fairuz's voice 'All over me'.

Upon the song's release, the Vatican bans Madonna from entering the Vatican and she is banned on its radio stations. The song and its accompanying album are also banned in Lebanon. An undisclosed settlement is reached between Fairuz and Madonna.

MTV put the video into heavy rotationbut only after midnight. It became a top-ten hit in several European countries including Finland, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, [34] [35] [39] while topping the Dance Club Songs chart without a North American release. It reached the top five in Italy and peaked within the top twenty in Australia. The album was further promoted on her fourth concert tourthe Girlie Show World Tourwhich visited Israel and Turkey, Latin America and Australia for the first time in The tour required costumes for the cast, and a hour set up time for the stage.

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